Sindrome da Rientro As Vacation Ends

As September rolls around, I am afflicted with that not so terrible malady: il Sindrome da Rientro – back to work after the end of vacation. This year I had a long vacation on Cape Cod, a place that I absolutely adore. Lot of fun with family and many first forays for  Niccolo’ – my... Continue Reading →

Albariño paired with Shrimp Paella – A Summer Delight – #WinePW

Rias Baixas, the region in Galicia in Northwestern Spain, is widely known for its Albariño. Paella is not traditionally from there but from Valencia but that said, I was in the mood for Paella with shrimp and that's how the pairing came about. I've never been to the region but it's on my list and... Continue Reading →

Bianco di Pitigliano for Passover

I discovered the wines from Pitigliano in the Maremma in the early 1990s when I was lucky enough to visit the town during a weekend trip. I was on the trail of the Etruscans, an ancient people that populated these towns a few thousand years earlier. My Mom studied the Etruscans in graduate school when... Continue Reading →

Wines from Montecarlo DOC – Tuscany

On a recent trip to Tuscany for the Anteprime, I learned how much I still need to know about Italian wines and Italian DOCs. Everytime you think you know a lot about something like Italian wine, you are endlessly surprised to learn about producers and regions one didn't know about. That's the beauty of Italian... Continue Reading →

Tasting Irish Whiskey At Keens

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's day. While I haven't a drop of Irish blood in my veins, I can appreciate the holiday, the people and the Whiskey along with the best of them. I have only been to Ireland once but I have been around the Irish my whole life, as a New Yorker and an... Continue Reading →

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